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Harneys

Investment Funds

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team that advises on all aspects of fund formation, restructuring and termination. Notable experience handling fund regulatory matters. Further benefits from the firm's well-established presence in the BVI.

Strengths

Sources praise the team as one that is "commercial as well as time and cost effective."

One source particularly highlighted the firm's "personal service, with a hands-on partner," further stating that "the legal advice is excellent."

Work highlights

Assisted Cosemper with the formation of a registered mutual fund which obtained commitments of more than USD832 million.

Notable practitioners

Vancouver-based Lewis Chong has broad expertise encompassing the full gamut of funds issues. "He is very professional, highly responsive, knowledgeable, practical, and can think from the customer’s perspective," remarked one interviewee.

Matt Taber is well regarded for his work advising on fund formation and fund finance mandates. Interviewees remark: "He is very commercial. He provides client-focused advice which draws on excellent technical expertise, and he provides it in a timely manner."

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Overview

Harneys’ highly skilled investment funds team has earned the trust of significant clients across the world while working on complex, ground-breaking transactions. We have built a reputation for delivering top-quality advice in a timely, transparent manner while minimising legal costs in Cayman. 


Our investment fund lawyers work with managers of offshore hedge funds and private equity funds to help them establish and structure their offshore investment vehicles to best meet their strategies and investors’ requirements. Our client base includes hedge fund managers, leading international law firms, major financial institutions and corporates. We have recently assisted organisations such as UBP, Atlantic Security Bank, BNP Paribas Brazil, Moneda, Opportunity, Deutsche Bank, Banco Bradesco and China River.


Harneys’ size, collegiate atmosphere and flexible teams allow us to work across departments and offices. We do the work in the location that is most suitable to the client, and are able to provide time zone and language-appropriate service to clients around the world. This commitment to each of our clients is reflected in a number of multi-billion dollar investment managers choosing to switch legal advisers to Harneys.

Members

Chong, Lewis

Gobin, Ian

Taber, Matt

Taber, Matthew

Clients

3TS Capital Partners’

ACP Investments Ltd

Agrius Capital Partners

Arpex Capital

Atlantic Security Bank

Banco De Credito del Peru

Banco do Brasil (Latin America’s largest bank)

BDT Capital

Black Maple Fund

BNP Fund Brazil SPC

Bradesco

Cedar Springs Capital

Chasm Capital

Deutsche Bank

Diamond Hill Capital Management

Direct Lending Investment LLC

Eagle Trading Systems Inc

Eastern Point Capital Management

Emerald Creek Capital

Everest Capital

Gabelli & Partners LLC

Gamma Real Estate

GFS Investments

Higher Moment Capital

Infinity Capital Partners

JP Funds Group

KAM

LSV Advisors

Maas Capital

N2 India

Ovis Capital LLC

Peppertree Capital Management

Royal Bank of Canada

SALI Fund Services

San Diego County Employees Retirement Association

Sciens Capital Management

Senzar Asset Management

Shoreline Capital Management

Silver 8 Capital

Skycatcher

Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi)

Taiyo Pacific Partners

Tang Media Partners

Titan Advisors

UBS

UOB Capital Management

West Side Advisors

Western Capita Guatemala

White Oaks

Industries

Financial institutions

Investment funds

Law firms

Private individuals

Investment Funds Department

Harneys

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Department location

4th Floor, Harbour Place

103 South Church Street

PO Box 10240

George Town

Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands

KY1-1002

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Cayman Islands

Investment Funds


Lewis Chong
Expertise based abroad in Canada